A high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world. Each program is built around major news stories of the week.
Fires and floods In the past few weeks people in different parts of Australia have been dealing with very different but very destructive natural disasters. In Tasmania bushfires have destroyed homes as well as huge areas of the native forest. Meanwhile Townsville is mopping up after major floods last week. Amelia had a look at these natural disasters and how they're affecting local kids. Extreme Weather Over the holidays we've heard a lot about extreme weather events, from the heatwaves that hit during Australia's hottest-ever January to a polar vortex which set temperatures plummeting in the US. Our new reporter, Martin, goes to find out more about the weather and whether we can expect more of this to come. Murray-Darling warning There are serious worries about the health of Australia's biggest river system - the Murray-Darling. Recently millions of fish died near the town of Menindee in NSW because of an outbreak of blue green algae caused by a lack of water flowing down the Darling. While the government blames the drought a new report from South Australia says more needs to be done to protect the rivers. Storm girl You might have seen the recent movie Storm Boy, about a kid that befriends a pelican. Well, this week we meet a real-life Storm Girl. 12-year-old rookie reporter Shalise tells us about her friendship with pelicans and the work that she's done to protect their homes. Symphony school Have you ever wondered what it takes to be part of an orchestra? A group of Australia's top young musicians have been finding out. During the holidays they took part in the Australian Youth Orchestra's National Music Camp, making music together and learning about how to make music a career.
Strong willed, educated and forthright Indian-Australian Ramona Dhillon was 27 when she fell head-over-heels in love with Anurag Saboo, the eldest son of one of Rajasthan's wealthiest merchant families. When she decided to marry him secretly at a Melbourne registry office, neither of their families were impressed, and Anu and Ramona were soon to find they had walked headlong into an epic clash of cultures.
In episode two, Morgan, Brody and Sarah are three generation Yers about to turn 21. They are about to be considered 'adults' the world over and they are all planning huge parties to celebrate. But are they ready to grow up? If fifty is the new forty, what is 21? By following Morgan, Brody and Sarah as they prepare for their big day, Y 21 takes us back-stage into the lives of three 20-year-olds on the cusp of adulthood - exploring the highs, lows, pressures and uncertainties associated with 'growing up'.
SBS and Screen Australia present: Once Bitten ... love the second time around, when love comes with baggage. We all know someone who has been through a messy break-up or divorce - only to plunge right back into the relationship game. But does it get any easier? Once Bitten is about love the second-time round. It's about the way we live and love in today's complex world and survive to tell the tale, when against the odds, we dive right back in and do it all again despite the baggage and hurt from the past, and added complications of ex-wives, ex-husbands and step-families.